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Red Sea Water May Prevent Drying up of Dead Sea
Palestine Media Center – PMC
Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli cabinet ministers signed in Jordan Monday a $20 million feasibility study into the building of a 110-mile (170km) canal linking the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, that would pump seawater uphill from Aqaba before dropping it into the lowest body of water on earth, in a project estimated to cost over $3.5 billion.
Palestinian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ghassan al-Khatib, Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Saud and Israeli Minister of Infrastructures Benjamin Ben-Eliezer signed the feasibility study Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of a “peace water carrier” as well as a related letter to the World Bank that would partly finance the study.
The signing meeting was held on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.
“At this stage, it's a feasibility study. It could take two years. The experts from all sides will check the project from environmental and economic aspects,” said the Palestinian Planning Minister al-Khatib.
Israeli Infrastructure Minister Ben-Eliezer highlighted the political importance of the event.
“The tripartite meeting is of political importance as it contributes to the advancement and closer ties among the countries of the region,” he said.
Both Israeli and Jordanian officials have said the project would cement Arab-Israeli regional economic integration.
The study will examine five main subjects: The environmental impact on the Gulf of Aqaba from pumping out water; the environmental impact on Wadi Arava from the transit of water;
The canal’s main purpose would be to prevent the Dead Sea drying up, provide fresh drinking supplies for water-starved Jordan and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), as well as hydro- electric power.
Under the canal project, the water would be taken out of the Red Sea at Aqaba in southern Jordan, raised 170 meters above sea level and then allowed to descend to the Dead Sea, at 417 meters below sea level.
The Dead Sea’s level has fallen by a third since the 1960s, 27 meters in the last 50 years, and continues to drop by up to a meter a year, mainly after Israel diverted much of the River Jordan water resources to its southern desert areas.
Israeli and Jordanian officials told Reuters the study would focus mostly on the project's environmental impact.
The plan could take a decade, Jordanian officials said, adding the canal would generate 850 million cubic meters of drinking and agricultural water.
The huge costs and the risks of damaging the Red Sea's coral reef and diluting the Dead Sea's medicinal properties along with political tensions have so far stood in the way of the project, Reuters indicated.
 

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Aussie clinches squash title
May 16, 2005

Australian world No.1 Rachael Grinham staged a remarkable comeback to beat Egyptian second-seed Omneya Abdel Kawy in five games and retain her Hurghada International squash title in Egypt tonight.

The Queensland top seed appeared to be in real strife when she was hammered 9-1 9-2 in the opening two games by the world No.10, whom she also beat in last year's final.

But Cairo-based Grinham fought back to take the next two games 9-4 9-3 and then won a thrilling decider 10-8 to claim her second title of the year and 19th career victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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What's on ...in El Gouna

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What's on ...in Dahab


Here are the results of the 1. rally Dahab!
1. winner Mickael Heuze, KTM team in 00:47:49,21
2. winner Mahmoud Ramadan Tiger, HONDA-Team in 00:49:27,84
3. winner Aaron Bruce, KTM-Team in 00:49:35,23
4. Sameh el Feky, YAMAHA-Team in 00:53:45,72
5. Ahmed el Badawy, HONDA-Team
The race was running over 4 laps, each lap 18 km, in total the distance was 72 km! Average speed was about 100 km per hour.

The next rally will be already in November 2005, also organized by The Sinai Experts. We will inform you in time about the exact date and place in the RED SEA NEWSLETTER!

Thanks for your support!
The Sinai Experts

 
 

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PARENTs & KIDS - this week: Style File





With a little bit of Finger Tips knowhow, you can turn this plain file...


...in to this Finger Tips Style File - the latest in stationery fashion with all the coolest accessories.
It's made from a pair of your old denims it's got ready made pockets and belt loops which are great for attaching all sorts of bits and pieces!



Start with an old pair of jeans - or any old pair of trousers made from a tough material.
Lay them out flat in front of you.




Place your plain old file, opened out, on top of them.



Make sure the top hem of the jeans shows over the top.
Then cut the jeans, just below the bottom of the file.



Cut up the front of the trouser legs a few centimetres in from the side seams.




Also cut along the inside of the waistband.



Place the file back on top of the jeans.
Tuck the top of the file underneath the hem on the waistband.



Stick down all the edges with fabric glue.
You might want to trim off the bulky bits as you go along.




Once it's dried, neaten the inside of your file by edging it with some ribbon.



Now you're ready to add fashion accessories.The pockets are a great place for storing notepads. And the belt loops are perfect for attaching your keyring to!



So go on, give your file a fashion makeover with the Little Finger Tips Style File.


 

 
 
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